Delaire Graff Coastal Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc 2012

The Coastal Cuvée is rich in tropical fruit flavours. These are underpinned by layers of Blackcurrant, Gooseberry and Nettle. Well balanced and complex, it finishes long, with concentrated fruit and fresh, crisp acidity.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Morne Vrey
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.28  ta : 6.9 g/l  
type : White   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : The 2011 conditions produced crops of notable quality. The cool harvest period and slow ripening of grapes resulted in smaller berries with intense colour, exceptional flavours and structure.

about the harvest: The gapes where 100% hand picked in the fresh hours of the early morning from four premium wine regions: 32% Stellenbosch, 32% Durbanville, 32% Darling and 4% Franschhoek. This combination brings the unique flavours from each region in full harmony.

in the cellar : The grapes did not receive any skin contact and were gently pressed. Fermentation lasted almost 3 weeks at 12° C with 4% of the wine having been fermented in new French oak barrels for 3 weeks. Then it was left on primary lees for 6 weeks post fermentation.

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